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Seminar planned

WESTMINSTER -- Certified financial planner David R. Peloquin will sponsor a seminar from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today on mutual funds and legal issues for senior citizens.

The seminar is free and will be at the Comfort Inn Conference Center on Route 140.

For reservations, call 876-8583.

2 scholarships awarded

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce awarded $500 scholarships to two graduating seniors from the Charles D. Schaffer Scholarship Foundation.

The winners were Nichole Brecker of Liberty High School who will attend Villa Julie College in Baltimore County and Brad Schott of Francis Scott Key High School who will attend the University of Maryland at College Park.

Doctor joins staff


WESTMINSTER -- Jeffrey Haugh has joined the medical staff at Carroll County General Hospital as an anesthesiologist.

Haugh, 33, graduated from the University of Maryland Medical School and completed an internship in internal medicine at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore. He received his training in anesthesiology at the University of Maryland Hospital.

His specialty areas include obstetric anesthesia, cardiothoracic and critical-care anesthesia and pain management.

Haugh is a major in the Maryland National Guard with the 229th Support Battalion, a medical company. He lives in Westminster and is married to Linda Jones. They have three children. The county Board of Zoning Appeals dismissed a citation vTC against Robert F. and Christine A. Kohl of the 800 block of Lucabaugh Mill Road in Westminster for operating an illegal business.

The Kohl's have been operating a horse transportation business on their 12-acre farm since 1976. The board ruled that zoning would allow that use.

Many of the Kohl's neighbors testified on their behalf at a hearing on May 28.

Beauty shop denied

The county Board of Zoning Appeals denied an application from Michael and Pamela Almony of the 3300 block of Old Gamber Road in Finksburg to open a beauty shop in the basement of their home.

The Almony's lot does not comply with minimum area and width requirements for a beauty shop in the R-40,000 residential district, the board's decision said. The lot also does not comply with the minimum front lot setback or side yard requirements, the board said.

Bank promotes loans

Carroll County Bank and Trust Co. has begun a promotional program to attract borrowers. The bank has $100 million available for loans to qualified borrowers, said Mike Oster, senior vice president and chief lending officer.

The bank is able to offer $40 million in residential loans, $20 million for small- and medium-sized business loans, and $40 million for consumer loans, he said.

The promotion runs through July.

Spa equipment for sale


WESTMINSTER -- Auctioneers will sell health club and office equipment from the bankrupt Leisure Health Spa at 425 Manchester Road at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Club owners filed for protection under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code last November, saying they had 10 times as many liabilities as assets, court records showed.

Company assets totaled $50,000 and liabilities, $500,000, records showed.

The largest debtor is the former owner of the spa, Charles H. Winterstein of Westminster.

Winterstein founded the club in 1968 and sold the business, but not the building, in 1990 to Michael G. Owings, Kenneth J. Pilla, Wallace Owings III and Timothy Owings.

Winterstein was owed $410,000, court records showed.

This winter, the new owners tried to negotiate a deal to turn management of the spa over to another Carroll County health club owner, but the deal fell through.

Equipment to be auctioned includes treadmills, a sauna, free weights, barbells, computer, copy machine, cash register and furniture.

Jobs money awarded

The Maryland Department of Economic and Employment Development recently awarded $1.1 million to Carroll and Howard counties for the Job Training Partnership Act program.

The money will be used to operate programs to prepare economically disadvantaged youth and unskilled adults for jobs and to retrain laid-off workers for new jobs.

The money is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The largest portion of the money awarded to Carroll and Howard -- $659,199 -- will go toward helping laid-off workers.

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